Pyorala’s last game was Jan. 14 in Toronto, when he filled in for late scratch Scott Hartnell just prior to warmups. The Oulu, Finland, native played 36 consecutive games to start the season before his first scratch on Dec. 21. The defensively responsible, third line forward has two goals and two assists for four points.
Barring an injury to one of the Flyers’ other forwards, Pyorala will likely remain on the Phantoms for the duration of the Olympic break when rosters are frozen (Feb. 15 to 23).
Pyorala, 28, is in his 9th professional season but his first in North America. His $500,000 salary will come off the Flyers’ cap hit. His AHL salary is $105,000.
Probably for the better. He was really not performing the was we all hoped for after the preseason. He's probably going back to Sweden after this season and this way at least he sees some ice until then. Maybe he'll do better in the AHL, which is closer to the swedish level or the preseason level where he impressed.
Is he going to be in tonights game or will he be in tomorrow?